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An Evening of Fashion 5:00 pm
An Evening of Fashion @ Puritan Cape Cod
Jun 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
An Evening of Fashion @ Puritan Cape Cod | Barnstable | Massachusetts | United States
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Natural Threads Outdoor Exhibit Opening 9:00 am
Natural Threads Outdoor Exhibit Opening @ Around the gardens
Jun 4 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Natural Threads Outdoor Exhibit Opening @ Around the gardens
This outdoor art installation features the imaginative works of 10 artists, who interpret the theme of connected natural and synthetic fibers by bending, shaping, and linking natural elements to the Museums’ varied terrain. Rope, cord, textiles, branches, and other materials encourage visitors to pay close attention to all aspects of Heritage’s peaceful environment. This exhibit is made possible with support from the: Image credit: Modern Dance by Elizabeth Knowles and William Thielen
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The Hundred Acre School Open Houses 9:00 am
The Hundred Acre School Open Houses @ The Hundred Acre School at Heritage Museums & Gardens
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
June 2016 Open Houses These open houses will provide an opportunity to meet the director, tour the school, discuss the available programs and register for the Summer Vacation Program and/or 2016-2017 academic year. The Hundred Acre School engages preschoolers in active learning and preparation for success in school using Heritage’s collections, facilities, and grounds. Their vision is to teach the whole child, emphasizing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) as a springboard to multidisciplinary learning. Open houses have been scheduled for the following dates: Monday, June 6 by appointment Tuesday, June 7 by appointment Wednesday, June 8 by appointment Thursday, June 9 by appointment Friday, June 10 by appointment Saturday, June 11 from 9 am-3 pm   June 6-10 Open Houses are by appointment only. Please email Preschool Director Melissa Russell or call 508-888-3300 x158 to set up an appointment. The June 11 Open House is drop-in and does not require an appointment. The Hundred Acre School is still accepting students for the current year, 2015-2016. Child must be 4 by January 1, 2016. We are now accepting students for next year 2016-2017. Child must be 4 by January 1, 2017. The Hundred Acre School is accepting children for the Summer Vacation Programs. Learn more and enroll your child now. Directions to the school from the entrance of Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street, Sandwich When you arrive at Heritage Museums & Gardens, do not turn into the main parking lot. Continue driving forward and bear to the left onto a town owned dirt road at the fork where the picnic area is located. Do not follow the red/green arrows across the grassy field instead stay on the gravel road. Take your 2nd paved left into the school’s parking lot. You will see a sign for the school at the entrance.Please note – You might feel like you are on the dirt road for awhile… Here’s some landmarks to know you are going the right way! You will drive past the aerial adventure park (on the right) You will drive past the Heritage Maintenance Building (on the right)   Personalized Visit Personalized tours of the school are always available by appointment. Please contact Melissa Russell, Preschool Director to set up a convenient time.
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The Hundred Acre School Open Houses 9:00 am
The Hundred Acre School Open Houses @ The Hundred Acre School at Heritage Museums & Gardens
Jun 7 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
June 2016 Open Houses These open houses will provide an opportunity to meet the director, tour the school, discuss the available programs and register for the Summer Vacation Program and/or 2016-2017 academic year. The Hundred Acre School engages preschoolers in active learning and preparation for success in school using Heritage’s collections, facilities, and grounds. Their vision is to teach the whole child, emphasizing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) as a springboard to multidisciplinary learning. Open houses have been scheduled for the following dates: Monday, June 6 by appointment Tuesday, June 7 by appointment Wednesday, June 8 by appointment Thursday, June 9 by appointment Friday, June 10 by appointment Saturday, June 11 from 9 am-3 pm   June 6-10 Open Houses are by appointment only. Please email Preschool Director Melissa Russell or call 508-888-3300 x158 to set up an appointment. The June 11 Open House is drop-in and does not require an appointment. The Hundred Acre School is still accepting students for the current year, 2015-2016. Child must be 4 by January 1, 2016. We are now accepting students for next year 2016-2017. Child must be 4 by January 1, 2017. The Hundred Acre School is accepting children for the Summer Vacation Programs. Learn more and enroll your child now. Directions to the school from the entrance of Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street, Sandwich When you arrive at Heritage Museums & Gardens, do not turn into the main parking lot. Continue driving forward and bear to the left onto a town owned dirt road at the fork where the picnic area is located. Do not follow the red/green arrows across the grassy field instead stay on the gravel road. Take your 2nd paved left into the school’s parking lot. You will see a sign for the school at the entrance.Please note – You might feel like you are on the dirt road for awhile… Here’s some landmarks to know you are going the right way! You will drive past the aerial adventure park (on the right) You will drive past the Heritage Maintenance Building (on the right)   Personalized Visit Personalized tours of the school are always available by appointment. Please contact Melissa Russell, Preschool Director to set up a convenient time.
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The Hundred Acre School Open Houses 9:00 am
The Hundred Acre School Open Houses @ The Hundred Acre School at Heritage Museums & Gardens
Jun 8 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
June 2016 Open Houses These open houses will provide an opportunity to meet the director, tour the school, discuss the available programs and register for the Summer Vacation Program and/or 2016-2017 academic year. The Hundred Acre School engages preschoolers in active learning and preparation for success in school using Heritage’s collections, facilities, and grounds. Their vision is to teach the whole child, emphasizing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) as a springboard to multidisciplinary learning. Open houses have been scheduled for the following dates: Monday, June 6 by appointment Tuesday, June 7 by appointment Wednesday, June 8 by appointment Thursday, June 9 by appointment Friday, June 10 by appointment Saturday, June 11 from 9 am-3 pm   June 6-10 Open Houses are by appointment only. Please email Preschool Director Melissa Russell or call 508-888-3300 x158 to set up an appointment. The June 11 Open House is drop-in and does not require an appointment. The Hundred Acre School is still accepting students for the current year, 2015-2016. Child must be 4 by January 1, 2016. We are now accepting students for next year 2016-2017. Child must be 4 by January 1, 2017. The Hundred Acre School is accepting children for the Summer Vacation Programs. Learn more and enroll your child now. Directions to the school from the entrance of Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street, Sandwich When you arrive at Heritage Museums & Gardens, do not turn into the main parking lot. Continue driving forward and bear to the left onto a town owned dirt road at the fork where the picnic area is located. Do not follow the red/green arrows across the grassy field instead stay on the gravel road. Take your 2nd paved left into the school’s parking lot. You will see a sign for the school at the entrance.Please note – You might feel like you are on the dirt road for awhile… Here’s some landmarks to know you are going the right way! You will drive past the aerial adventure park (on the right) You will drive past the Heritage Maintenance Building (on the right)   Personalized Visit Personalized tours of the school are always available by appointment. Please contact Melissa Russell, Preschool Director to set up a convenient time.
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The Hundred Acre School Open Houses 9:00 am
The Hundred Acre School Open Houses @ The Hundred Acre School at Heritage Museums & Gardens
Jun 9 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
June 2016 Open Houses These open houses will provide an opportunity to meet the director, tour the school, discuss the available programs and register for the Summer Vacation Program and/or 2016-2017 academic year. The Hundred Acre School engages preschoolers in active learning and preparation for success in school using Heritage’s collections, facilities, and grounds. Their vision is to teach the whole child, emphasizing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) as a springboard to multidisciplinary learning. Open houses have been scheduled for the following dates: Monday, June 6 by appointment Tuesday, June 7 by appointment Wednesday, June 8 by appointment Thursday, June 9 by appointment Friday, June 10 by appointment Saturday, June 11 from 9 am-3 pm   June 6-10 Open Houses are by appointment only. Please email Preschool Director Melissa Russell or call 508-888-3300 x158 to set up an appointment. The June 11 Open House is drop-in and does not require an appointment. The Hundred Acre School is still accepting students for the current year, 2015-2016. Child must be 4 by January 1, 2016. We are now accepting students for next year 2016-2017. Child must be 4 by January 1, 2017. The Hundred Acre School is accepting children for the Summer Vacation Programs. Learn more and enroll your child now. Directions to the school from the entrance of Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street, Sandwich When you arrive at Heritage Museums & Gardens, do not turn into the main parking lot. Continue driving forward and bear to the left onto a town owned dirt road at the fork where the picnic area is located. Do not follow the red/green arrows across the grassy field instead stay on the gravel road. Take your 2nd paved left into the school’s parking lot. You will see a sign for the school at the entrance.Please note – You might feel like you are on the dirt road for awhile… Here’s some landmarks to know you are going the right way! You will drive past the aerial adventure park (on the right) You will drive past the Heritage Maintenance Building (on the right)   Personalized Visit Personalized tours of the school are always available by appointment. Please contact Melissa Russell, Preschool Director to set up a convenient time.
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The Hundred Acre School Open Houses 9:00 am
The Hundred Acre School Open Houses @ The Hundred Acre School at Heritage Museums & Gardens
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
June 2016 Open Houses These open houses will provide an opportunity to meet the director, tour the school, discuss the available programs and register for the Summer Vacation Program and/or 2016-2017 academic year. The Hundred Acre School engages preschoolers in active learning and preparation for success in school using Heritage’s collections, facilities, and grounds. Their vision is to teach the whole child, emphasizing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) as a springboard to multidisciplinary learning. Open houses have been scheduled for the following dates: Monday, June 6 by appointment Tuesday, June 7 by appointment Wednesday, June 8 by appointment Thursday, June 9 by appointment Friday, June 10 by appointment Saturday, June 11 from 9 am-3 pm   June 6-10 Open Houses are by appointment only. Please email Preschool Director Melissa Russell or call 508-888-3300 x158 to set up an appointment. The June 11 Open House is drop-in and does not require an appointment. The Hundred Acre School is still accepting students for the current year, 2015-2016. Child must be 4 by January 1, 2016. We are now accepting students for next year 2016-2017. Child must be 4 by January 1, 2017. The Hundred Acre School is accepting children for the Summer Vacation Programs. Learn more and enroll your child now. Directions to the school from the entrance of Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street, Sandwich When you arrive at Heritage Museums & Gardens, do not turn into the main parking lot. Continue driving forward and bear to the left onto a town owned dirt road at the fork where the picnic area is located. Do not follow the red/green arrows across the grassy field instead stay on the gravel road. Take your 2nd paved left into the school’s parking lot. You will see a sign for the school at the entrance.Please note – You might feel like you are on the dirt road for awhile… Here’s some landmarks to know you are going the right way! You will drive past the aerial adventure park (on the right) You will drive past the Heritage Maintenance Building (on the right)   Personalized Visit Personalized tours of the school are always available by appointment. Please contact Melissa Russell, Preschool Director to set up a convenient time.
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Auto Registration- The Heritage Museums & Gardens Annual Auto Show Sponsored by the Arbella Insurance Foundation 9:00 am
Auto Registration- The Heritage Museums & Gardens Annual Auto Show Sponsored by the Arbella Insurance Foundation @ Parade Field
Jun 11 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Auto Registration- The Heritage Museums & Gardens Annual Auto Show Sponsored by the Arbella Insurance Foundation @ Parade Field
Heritage’s all-inclusive, family-friendly event highlights antique and classic automobiles, as well as hot rods and custom cars in excellent original or restored condition. All body styles are invited. Registered vehicles will compete for six awards. During the auto show, we encourage you to visit the entire museum, including Heritage’s newly reinstalled auto exhibit Driven to Collect and the 2016 featured exhibition CUT! Costume and the Cinema. Pack up the car, rev the engine, and join us for this outstanding show! Pre-registration for The Heritage Annual Auto Show sponsored by the Arbella Insurance Foundation has closed. A limited number of spaces are available for day-of registration. Registration Requirements Deadline for pre-registration is June 5, 2016. Registration fee is $15 per vehicle until June 5. From June 6 until the day of the show, the registration fee per vehicle is $20. Each entry includes two admissions into Heritage Museums & Gardens (a $36 value) and the opportunity to compete for various awards handcrafted by Pairpoint Glassworks. Vehicles will be admitted no earlier than 8 am on the show day, and no admittance will be made to the show after 9 am sharp. Heritage Museums & Gardens has the unrestricted right to use the entrants’ names in the promotion of the event. Commercial signs and advertisements are not permitted without permission from show management. Fire extinguishers are required in all show vehicles. Early departures- Movement of vehicles during show hours is restricted because the museum’s paved surfaces are shared with pedestrians. Participants who wish to leave early may only do so at the scheduled early departure time of 12:30 pm. Participants who wish to leave early must specify their intention upon arrival and will be parked in an area reserved for early departure vehicles. If you decide to depart early, the exit route will involve driving on a dirt road. Please note that early departure takes place before the awards ceremony. Awards will be presented promptly at 1:50 pm.   Awards The following awards will be presented at The Heritage Museums & Gardens Annual Auto Show Sponsored by the Arbella Insurance Foundation: HMG Auto Committee Choice Award, Participants’ Choice Award, Spectators’ Choice Award presented by the Arbella Insurance Foundation, Heritage Recognition Award, and Oldest Car Award. Only registered vehicles will be considered. Participants who received an award at the 2015 auto show will not be eligible for an award in 2016. We are grateful to our 2016 Lead Sponsor:  
The Heritage Museums & Gardens Annual Auto Show sponsored by Arbella Insurance Foundation 9:00 am
The Heritage Museums & Gardens Annual Auto Show sponsored by Arbella Insurance Foundation @ Parade Field
Jun 11 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Heritage Museums & Gardens Annual Auto Show sponsored by Arbella Insurance Foundation @ Parade Field
This family-friendly event highlights antique and classic automobiles, hot rods and custom cars in excellent original or restored condition. All body styles are invited and are displayed on the Parade Field, where registered vehicles compete for awards. Enjoy lunch from Magnolia Café’s grill at the field, vote for your favorite car, watch the parade of cars at 2pm, then enjoy Heritage’s Driven to Collect exhibit. Congratulations to all of this year’s participants for a tremendous show! And congratulations to our award recipients: Oldest Car: 1924 REO Speedwagon owned by the Ellis Family HMG Auto Committee Choice Award: 1963 Corvette Split Window Coupe owned by Joseph Potts HMG Recognition Award: 1956 Corvette owned by Paul Messina, 1956 Corvette Participants’ Choice: 1954 Buick Roadmaster Convertible owned by Ken and Rose Laytin Arbella Insurance Foundation Spectators’ Choice Award: 1932 Buick Cabrioletowned by David Bartlett
The Hundred Acre School Open Houses 9:00 am
The Hundred Acre School Open Houses @ The Hundred Acre School at Heritage Museums & Gardens
Jun 11 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
June 2016 Open Houses These open houses will provide an opportunity to meet the director, tour the school, discuss the available programs and register for the Summer Vacation Program and/or 2016-2017 academic year. The Hundred Acre School engages preschoolers in active learning and preparation for success in school using Heritage’s collections, facilities, and grounds. Their vision is to teach the whole child, emphasizing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) as a springboard to multidisciplinary learning. Open houses have been scheduled for the following dates: Monday, June 6 by appointment Tuesday, June 7 by appointment Wednesday, June 8 by appointment Thursday, June 9 by appointment Friday, June 10 by appointment Saturday, June 11 from 9 am-3 pm   June 6-10 Open Houses are by appointment only. Please email Preschool Director Melissa Russell or call 508-888-3300 x158 to set up an appointment. The June 11 Open House is drop-in and does not require an appointment. The Hundred Acre School is still accepting students for the current year, 2015-2016. Child must be 4 by January 1, 2016. We are now accepting students for next year 2016-2017. Child must be 4 by January 1, 2017. The Hundred Acre School is accepting children for the Summer Vacation Programs. Learn more and enroll your child now. Directions to the school from the entrance of Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street, Sandwich When you arrive at Heritage Museums & Gardens, do not turn into the main parking lot. Continue driving forward and bear to the left onto a town owned dirt road at the fork where the picnic area is located. Do not follow the red/green arrows across the grassy field instead stay on the gravel road. Take your 2nd paved left into the school’s parking lot. You will see a sign for the school at the entrance.Please note – You might feel like you are on the dirt road for awhile… Here’s some landmarks to know you are going the right way! You will drive past the aerial adventure park (on the right) You will drive past the Heritage Maintenance Building (on the right)   Personalized Visit Personalized tours of the school are always available by appointment. Please contact Melissa Russell, Preschool Director to set up a convenient time.
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2016 Iron Monkey Challenge at The Adventure Park at Heritage 8:00 am
2016 Iron Monkey Challenge at The Adventure Park at Heritage @ The Adventure Park at Heritage
Jun 18 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Put your fitness to a test—as an individual or as a team of three—in this Adventure Park challenge! Enter the Black Storm Bolt speed climb, or test your agility and stamina in the Iron Monkey Extreme by climbing all five courses to achieve the best time. For details and pricing information, visit The Adventure Park at Heritage’s website.
Behind the Scenes Auto Tour 11:00 am
Behind the Scenes Auto Tour @ Automobile Gallery
Jun 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Behind the Scenes Auto Tour @ Automobile Gallery
Go behind the scenes with curator Jennifer Madden for an exclusive peek at Heritage’s antique automobile collection in storage. During the tour, Jennifer will share little-known facts and stories. Participants will be admitted to “Employees Only” areas, and will be able to get up close and personal with the cars. Find out more about the work that goes into maintaining this world-class collection, including the ins and outs of moving the cars and preparing them for exhibit. Advance registration is recommended as space is limited and these tours often sell out! The June 18 Behind-the-Scenes Auto Tour is sold out. Additional tours are being offered on the following dates, with tickets still available to purchase online: Thursday, June 23 Saturday, July 9 Thursday, July 21 Tuesday, August 2 Saturday, August 13 Saturday, September 10 Saturday, October 8
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Father’s Day Climb at The Adventure Park at Heritage 8:00 am
Father’s Day Climb at The Adventure Park at Heritage @ The Adventure Park at Heritage
Jun 19 @ 8:00 am – 7:30 pm
Celebrate Father’s Day at The Adventure Park at Heritage, where fathers climb for free with a paying family member! For details and admission rates, visit The Adventure Park at Heritage’s website.
Father’s Day – Free Admission for Dads at Heritage 9:00 am
Father’s Day – Free Admission for Dads at Heritage
Jun 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Father's Day - Free Admission for Dads at Heritage
Heritage Museums & Gardens is celebrating Father’s Day on Sunday, June 19, with free admission to Heritage for all dads. Bring the family for a special day spent together strolling through the gardens, exploring Heritage’s exhibits CUT! Costume and the Cinema, Driven to Collect and The Heritage Collection, playing in Hidden Hollow, enjoying a ride on the vintage carousel, and making memories that will last a lifetime. The Magnolia Café will be open for lunch, drinks and desserts, or pack a lunch and enjoy a picnic in the gardens. The Adventure Park at Heritage invites dads to climb for free with a paying family member. Visit The Adventure Park at Heritage’s website to learn more.
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Mornings in the Garden: Native Plants and Wildlife 10:00 am
Mornings in the Garden: Native Plants and Wildlife @ Around the gardens
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Mornings in the Garden: Native Plants and Wildlife @ Around the gardens
Join a Heritage Horticulturist to learn about native plants and how they can be used in your home landscape. These plants are well-suited to the local climate, and are part of the ecosystem that supports wildlife such as hedgehogs, songbirds, and the New England Cottontail.
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Behind the Scenes Auto Tour 11:00 am
Behind the Scenes Auto Tour @ Automobile Gallery
Jun 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Behind the Scenes Auto Tour @ Automobile Gallery
Go behind the scenes with curator Jennifer Madden for an exclusive peek at Heritage’s antique automobile collection in storage. During the tour, Jennifer will share little-known facts and stories. Participants will be admitted to “Employees Only” areas, and will be able to get up close and personal with the cars. Find out more about the work that goes into maintaining this world-class collection, including the ins and outs of moving the cars and preparing them for exhibit. Advance registration is recommended as space is limited and these tours often sell out!
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Cocktails for Cars 5:00 pm
Cocktails for Cars @ Nickerson Field
Jun 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Cocktails for Cars @ Nickerson Field
You are cordially invited to Cocktails for Cars, a fundraising event that will bring together owners and their high-end classics and exotics for one special evening to raise money for the preservation, restoration, and care of Heritage’s magnificent auto collection. Join us for a unique experience to mix and mingle with car owners as you view their exceptionally beautiful, privately held cars in an intimate and personal setting. Heritage’s auto gallery, Driven to Collect, and the auto collection storage facility will also be open. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served. “I love the car collection at Heritage because it’s such a wonderful part of Americana.  These cars each have a story and it’s important to me to share the opportunity to see the cars and learn more about them with many people.  They’re not hidden away, they’re out for everyone to enjoy.  They were Mr. Lilly’s pride and joy and it’s my pleasure to try to help preserve them for generations to come.”  -David McGraw, former Trustee and partner at Classic Coach Works     Have a favorite exotic or high-end classic vehicle you want to show off? Registration of $250 per car includes admission for you and a guest! Car owners will receive a gift certificate valid for a one year complimentary Family level membership to Heritage Museums & Gardens. A Family membership offers unlimited general admission to Heritage for two adults and four youth for one year.     If you would prefer to print the form and mail it to us, please download the registration form. Forms may be completed and returned to: Heritage Museums & Gardens 67 Grove Street Sandwich, MA 02563-2147 Attn: Cocktails for Cars For Questions, please contact Beth Kirk in the Development Office at 508.888.3300 ext 114 or via email at bkirk@heritagemuseums.org This event is generously sponsored by with support from The Geisinger family
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Behind the Scenes Tour of The Heritage Collection 11:00 am
Behind the Scenes Tour of The Heritage Collection @ American Art & Carousel Gallery
Jun 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Behind the Scenes Tour of The Heritage Collection @ American Art & Carousel Gallery
Go behind the scenes with Manager of Interpretive Programs Alexandra Mulrow for an exclusive tour of The Heritage Collection. The gallery will be closed to the general public during this private tour, giving participants the opportunity to engage deeply with objects like silver made by Paul Revere, a Native American dress made of money, and works by Elmer Crowell, America’s most famous decorative bird carver as Alexandra shares information that goes beyond exhibit labels. Advance registration is recommended, as space is limited.       Program Cancellations •    A program may be cancelled if the program minimum is not met. •    Programs may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Make-up dates are generally not possible. •    If a participant cannot attend a program, he/she cannot send a substitute in his/her place.
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